Wednesday, August 13, 2008
सेक्स manuals - बून और Bane
This is a story of a man, a woman, a book and a being called GOD and of course who can forget the act that rose to fame and did not even spare the cigar smoking president।
In India Hinduism accepted an open attitude towards sex as an art, science and spiritual practice। Well॥yes, the gods did it the kings did it, even the commoners did it...way back in the third century. Every sexual technique possible went down in the history books of Hinduism, practised and venerated to perfection. Fellatio, cunnilingus, prostitution, masturbation (with an impressive array of aids), anal sex, bestiality and even necrophilia were discussed, tolerated or encouraged. Against this historic backdrop, it is not surprising that Tantrism, a sect that utilized sex as a means to spiritual evolvement, would flourish.
Cut to the present day where neither gods nor kings seem to be leading the way. All we humans have on our hands are our own instincts, the holy book of sex and revelations put down by modern day sex pundits. So which is better, the books or the on-the-bed learning scenario.
All human behavioral drives are instinctive। Individual human behavior is in response to these basic instincts as modified by the human intellect. The intellectual (moral, ethical) human controls its behavior by augmenting those social drives which correspond with its culture and diminishing those drives which are contrary. The drive for sex is one of the strongest of the human instincts, often over-riding even the instinct for survival.
Evolutionary theories say that all animals have four things in common, fear, hunger, sleep and sex... instincts that come naturally। Man, being the most evolved animal has used his intellect to study sexual pleasure in depth. It would be safe to say that each person has different perceptions of his needs for sexual pleasure, unique only to him. Often, instinct shows him the way to self discovery.
Manuals have been around from time imemorial। Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvati explored the various pleasurable positions of the sexual act during their honeymoon at mount kailash purely by instinct. This was when "Kama Sutra" (Aphorisms on Love), was written by Nandi in one thousand chapters and later reproduced by Shvetaketu, the son of Uddvalaka, in an abbreviated form in five hundred chapters. This work was again similarly reproduced in an abridged form, in one hundred and fifty chapters, by Babhravya, an inheritant of the Punchala (South of Delhi) country.
Whichever way you look at it, instincts have always preceded manuals। Adam and Eve were led purely by instinct, an apple and a snake. Even the holy Bible has chapters mentioning the sexual act.
For all those who came in late and swear to do everything by the book॥ which thought appeals more in bed.. a man / woman and instinct or h..heheheh a बुक।
By the way, if you happen to be convinced about the instinct part, make sure you play it safe!